National Federation of the Blind
National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS)-
STEM Initiatives and Programs for Blind Youth

NCBYS Web Portal

The only national clearinghouse of information, resources, and programs to improve opportunities for the blind in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Partnerships with the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other leading organizations help us to provide resources to parents and educators, and quality programs for blind youth.

NFB Junior Science Academy

This biennial STEM program for children in grades three through six helps foster early success in STEM subjects for young blind and low-vision children. Visit to read articles or view pictures from past programs.

NFB Youth Slam

This biennial STEM program for students in grades nine to twelve strives to empower blind and low-vision youth through hands-on activities and challenging experiences related to STEM courses and professions. Visit to watch videos, read articles, or view pictures from past programs.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and activities related to the NCBYS initiative:

For more information, please contact the Education Team at the NFB Jernigan Institute at (410) 659-9314.